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COVID 19 Notice

Dear our wonderful patients,  As the situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19) has evolved, The Dental Practice has unfortunately due to Government regulation had to close until further notice. The safety of our staff, patients and community is our biggest priority during this difficult time. The personal protective equipment (PPE) provided…


Sleep apnoea | How your dentist can help you breathe

Tooth decay can be stopped, and even reversed

Does your partner or family complain that you snore? Do you wake up tired? If you find yourself drowsy during the day you may actually have a life-threatening condition known as obstructive sleep apnoea. And while this isn't strictly to do with your teeth, your dentist can help. Sleep apnoea…


Tooth decay can be stopped, and even reversed

Tooth decay can be stopped, and even reversed

No matter your age, if you’ve been to a dentist, you probably know the feeling – butterflies in your stomach as you wait for the verdict from your oral health professional. Fillings, or no fillings today? New insight into the disease of dental caries, more commonly known as tooth decay,…


Dental Crowns | How much they cost and what to expect

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On average, dental crowns last between five and 15 years. The life span of a crown depends on the amount of wear and tear the crown takes, how well you follow good oral hygiene practices, and your personal mouth-related habits. You should avoid such habits as grinding or clenching your…


The daily grind | Why grinding teeth (bruxism) is bad for you

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Do you ever wake up with a headache or a sore neck? There are a number of reasons this could be happening, but one you might not be aware of is Bruxism. ‘Bruxism’ is the medical term for teeth grinding. Although we can all be prone to teeth grinding or…


Teach your children about sugary drinks

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Now in its third year, the Critics’ Choice program, run by Rethink Sugary Drink has one specific aim – to teach Australian primary and secondary school students, who are regularly exposed to ads for a vast range of sugary drinks products, how much damage these drinks are doing to their…


Heart Research Month | Oral health connected to heart health

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We’re celebrating Heart Research Month this February. Why, you ask? Because the links between oral and heart health have long been documented, most recently in a study published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. Korean researchers have found poor oral hygiene can provoke transient bacteremia and systemic inflammation, a…


Getting into the Christmas spirit, without compromising your dental health

New research identifies alarming trends in oral health

Candy canes, mince pies, Terry's chocolate oranges... Typically for children, Christmas is about presents, and a serious sugar hit under the guise of "ah, but it's Christmas". But while the Yuletide celebrations are fun for all, it's not a good time for your oral health. Letting children enjoy themselves but finding…


New research identifies alarming trends in oral health

New research identifies alarming trends in oral health

New research, commissioned by the Oral Health Advisory Panel (OHAP), has revealed some worrying insights into Australians’ oral health habits, many valuing appearance over the health of their teeth. A staggering 92% of Australian adults are unaware of what the early stages of tooth decay look like, just one of the alarming…


Taking care of your teeth during pregnancy

E-cigarettes and your oral health

When a woman falls pregnant, her whole body changes - including her oral health. Good oral health is important for good gestation and healthy babies. Here are some things to keep in mind should you be expecting: Morning sickness Morning sickness is related to increased hormone levels and resultant metabolic changes…


E-cigarettes and your oral health

E-cigarettes and your oral health

A recent paper published in the Journal of Dental Research has detailed findings from The Oral Health Effects of Tobacco Products: Science and Regulatory Policy conference in Maryland in the US. It found that aside form tobacco product use's links to oral cancer, periodontal disease and tooth loss, there is an adverse…


X-rays and your oral health

When “healthy” food is bad for your teeth

Over the past few decades, dentistry has evolved significantly. We have moved from an era of treating dental emergencies to now avoiding serious dental and gum related problems before they occur. Although our dentists have a trained eye for picking up problems in the mouth, a vital part of our…


When “healthy” food is bad for your teeth

When “healthy” food is bad for your teeth

A recent study published in the British Dental Journal found that Olympic and professional athletes could be damaging their teeth by regular using sports drinks, energy bars and gels. Researchers from University College London surveyed 352 female and male athletes across 11 sports, including cycling, swimming, rugby, football, rowing, hockey, sailing and athletics. The…


Dental visits drop significantly in old age

Dental visits drop significantly in old age

Visits to the dentist drop significantly after adults turn 80, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing and the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, published in the journal Research on Aging. Oral health is increasingly recognised as an essential part of healthy aging. It…


To share or not to share?

The importance of keeping your dental appointments

In an emergency – weekend away, accident tumble into the toilet, apocalypse/world toothbrush shortage – would you miss a night’s brushing, or borrow your partner’s? "It's probably about 50/50," says Samantha Byrne, lecturer in oral biology at the University of Melbourne, in an article published on ABC Life. Australian Dental Association…


The importance of keeping your dental appointments

The importance of keeping your dental appointments

One of the biggest pressures our practice has to deal with on a daily basis is patients cancelling or rescheduling appointment at short notice. Our front office coordinators go to great lengths to remind patients of upcoming appointments to avoid having downtime in the appointment books. Lack of sufficient notice…


Dental trauma in children

THE STRESS TEST

Any parent of a young child will tell you that children are constantly on the move. Unfortunately, with this comes the risk of trauma to the developing teeth. A New Zealand study has found that the most common causes of dental trauma in very young children are falls. As children…


THE STRESS TEST

THE STRESS TEST

Stress can lead to a myriad of health issues, not least the condition of your mouth. For some, stress can lead skipping out on brushing or flossing altogether, while others develop habits of teeth-grinding. Dr. Bruce Ward, a dentist and spokesperson for the British Columbia Dental Association, says that when people…


Gum health and you

Gum health and you

For a long time, the health of our mouths has been seen as separate to our general health. However, recent studies have proven that this is no longer the case. There has now been an association made between gum health and health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and pre-term…


Filling the Gap: dental care in Australia

Filling the Gap: dental care in Australia

When Australians need to see a GP, Medicare picks up all or most of the bill. But when they need to see a dentist, Australians are on their own. A new report by Independent policy think tank The Grattan Institute has found that approximately 2 million Australians who required dental care in the…


Is Snoring Ruining Your Life?

Is Snoring Ruining Your Life?

Do you constantly feel fatigued or agitated? Does your partner constantly complain about your snoring? It could be that you are one of over a million Australians who suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea. What is sleep apnoea? Obstructive sleep apnoea is a breathing disorder which occurs while you are asleep.…


How To Choose A Dentist For Your Dental Implant Procedure

Simple steps to help you find the perfect practice and dentist to complete your dental implant procedure A dental implant procedure involves the placement of an artificial fixture into the jawbone to act as an anchor for a new tooth or crown. Dental implants are today's gold standard tooth replacement…


Can I Get A Dental Implant If I’m A Smoker?

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Numerous studies have pointed to a higher likelihood of dental implants failing in patients who are smokers.  Here at The Inner West Dental Implant Centre, we want you to know that whatever you do, we will respect your choice and support you.  Many of our patients who smoke can have…


Why Do I Suddenly Have More Cavities?

Have you recently started getting cavities despite having healthy teeth and gums most of your life? To help you understand why this might be happening, we’ve compiled a list of possible reasons for this sudden influx. Can stress cause cavities? Yes! It is widely known that stress expresses itself throughout…

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